Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski on "Ida" and Hidden Family Roots
Friday, April 25, 2014
Pawel Pawlikowski talks about writing and directing the film “Ida,” set in Poland in 1962. It’s about Anna, an 18-year-old woman, preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since she was orphaned as a child. Before taking her vows, she visits her mother’s sister and discovers is not only a former hard-line Communist state prosecutor who sentenced priests and others to death, but she's also a Jew. This revelation sets Anna on a journey to uncover her roots and confront the truth about her family. “Ida” opens May 2 at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.